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Registered Nurse (Broward Addiction Recovery Center)

Company: Broward County Florida
Location: Fort Lauderdale
Posted on: July 1, 2024

Job Description:

The Broward County Board of County Commissioners is seeking qualified candidates for Registered Nurse within the Broward Addiction Recovery Center.
**Broward County is not accepting attachments for this recruitment, including resumes or similar supporting documentation. Please ensure you complete the application in its entirety and include all information you want considered**
General Description
Delivers medical and nursing care to the residents of Broward County by assessment and evaluation of their medical psychological and emotional needs.
Works under general supervision, independently developing work methods and sequences.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements Requires an Associate's degree from an accredited school of nursing, or specialized higher level course work equivalent to two (2) years of college in nursing.
Special Certifications and Licenses Required Licensed as a registered nurse in the State of Florida and current BLS (Basic Life Support) certification at time of hire.

Possess and maintain a valid Florida Class E Driver's License based on area of assignment.

Special Requirements Depending upon area of assignment, may be required to work nights/weekends/holidays.

Preferences *Bachelor or higher degree in Nursing or Related Health Science
*Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
*Nursing Specialty Certification (i.e. Psych, Chemical Dependency, Addiction Counseling, Medical Surgical, Critical Care)
*Train the Trainer experience - (i.e. Medication Observation/Assistance)
* Nursing Leadership/Management experience (DON, Nurse Manager, Nurse Supervisor, Clinical Lead)
*Experience with Trauma Informed Care
The functions listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this class. Management may assign additional functions related to the type of work of the job as necessary. Renders comprehensive general and specialized nursing care to program patients with the assistance of other nursing staff and or ancillary staff. Consults and coordinates with health care team members to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care plans; performs physical examinations, makes tentative diagnoses, and treats patients in triage; records patients' medical information and vital signs. Directs and supervises nursing and health care personnel or supervises a particular unit on one shift; assumes the role and responsibilities of the charge nurse. Administers medications as prescribed by a physician or other health care provider (including injectables); and/or oversees administration of medication from LPN (licensed practical nurse) to patients. Maintains, organizes and issues medical supplies. Attends staff, discharge planning, case conference and other meetings as needed. Serves as liaison to psychiatric care providers; coordinates all psychiatric care including psychiatric doctor appointment scheduling, making rounds with the doctor as needed; receives, transcribes and carries out all psychiatric orders; monitors patients for effectiveness of orders. Admits and discharges patients; assesses medical, mental, and safety status of patients; takes pictures for admission; stores patient valuables; prepares clients in clothing to enter unit; searches for contraband. Thoroughly document activities in the patient medical record. Observes, evaluates, monitors, and reports patient health status. Monitors medication compliance and response of patient behavior, document observations and treatments appropriately in the patient's medical records. Discusses with patients, their caregivers, and family members (when indicated) to gain the patient's understanding of and his/her cooperation with treatment modalities regarding issues of care and treatment. Assists in providing optimum physical and emotional environment for the patients. Reports any problem concerning behavior within the assigned area to the supervisor or other administrative staff member. Cosigns and supervises all orders written by medical staff, documents medical information within computer and patient charts. Calls agencies for staffing on weekends and holidays when supervisors are off. Maintains safe environment within facility, nursing unit and patient areas. Provides information to doctors, counselors, dietary staff, and continued care with outside agencies, 911, Department of Health, or the court system. Refers patients to different agencies if criteria cannot not be met at facility, sometimes involving urgent medical care needs or mental health issues or police assistance for potentially violent patients. Obtains report from the previous shift on the status of each patient on the unit; keeps a record of any changes affecting patients and report those changes to the oncoming shift. Maintains a running tally of admissions and discharges for the shift. Performs related work as assigned. WORK ENVIRONMENT
Physical Demands Physical demands refer to the requirements for physical exertion and coordination of limb and body movement. Performs light work that involves walking or standing most of the time and involves exerting up to 20 pounds of force on a regular and recurring basis, or skill, adeptness and speed in the use of fingers, hands or limbs on repetitive operation of mechanical or electronic office machines or tools within moderate tolerances or limits of accuracy. Unavoidable Hazards (Work Environment) Unavoidable hazards refer to the job conditions that may lead to injury or health hazards even though precautions have been taken. Involves routine and frequent exposure to radiation; disease/pathogens. SPECIAL INFORMATION
County Core Competencies All Broward County employees strive to demonstrate the County's four core behavioral competencies.

  • Collaborates: Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.
  • Customer focus: Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions.
  • Instills trust: Gaining the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity.
  • Values differences: Recognizing the value that different perspectives and cultures bring to an organization. Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance Broward County is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to inclusion. Broward County is committed to providing equal opportunity and reasonable accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. We support the hiring of people with disabilities; therefore, if you require assistance due to a disability, please contact the Professional Standards Section in advance at 954-357-6500 or email to make an accommodation request.

    Emergency Management Responsibilities Note: During emergency conditions, all County employees are automatically considered emergency service workers. County employees are subject to being called to work in the event of a disaster, such as a hurricane, or other emergency situation and are expected to perform emergency service duties, as assigned.

    County-wide Employee Responsibilities All Broward County employees must serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County's Employee Code of Ethics, gift, and conflict of interest policies.

    All Broward County employees must establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, familial status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity and expression.

Keywords: Broward County Florida, Fort Lauderdale , Registered Nurse (Broward Addiction Recovery Center), Healthcare , Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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